The Detroit Public Schools Community District Foundation, alongside Detroit Chapter #9 of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., has created an opportunity for 2 – graduating cadets who have demonstrated discipline and leadership. High School Junior ROTC programs are essential, in part, for the discipline and leadership skills taught to all cadets. Detroit Chapter #9 of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA9) has been a beacon for Vietnam veterans in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Many of VVA9’s members would not have qualified for a college scholarship based on their high school academic performance. Yet, following their discharge from active duty, these same members became successful in their careers. Assistance for post-secondary education is provided to Unsung Graduates, who have confronted their challenges. Two graduating scholars can apply and be awarded $2,500.  

Application Requirements:  

  • Complete the online application 
  • Must be a graduating senior from DPSCD 
  • A letter of recommendation by a JROTC teacher 
  • Official transcript 
  • Students will be required to submit a 1-page APA formatted essay explaining: 
    • How have you grown academically and socially during your high school career?  
    • What are your post-secondary plans? 
    • How will the funds, if awarded, positively affect you?  

Application Deadline is May 13, 2024  

All documents need to be submitted in PDF format. 

All scholarships funds will be distributed to the institute directly.